Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
technology in san jose and san francisco. >> if there is a potential recession on the horizon, companies are not going to expand. they're not going to spend the money on hiring new employees. they may cut more employees and we're back to square one in trying to get the economy going. >> reporter: but the political battle could stand in our way. the fight over taxes is looming. democrats want families making more than $250,000 a year to pay more. republicans reject that idea. they want cuts to entitlement programs and are pushing tax reforms that close loopholes and eliminate some deductions. congress returns to washington next week, but frank, michelle, it's likely lawmakers will push closing the deal right up to the deadline. cate cauguiran, cbs5. >>> a record number of people are lining up outside one san jose food pantry. as anne makovec reports, they may need help this year but many standing in line hope to return the favor some day. >> i've been here for hours and hours. >> reporter: the line stretched for blocks all morning along in front of say sacred hard community service. >> i'